(navigation image)
Home Animation & Cartoons | Arts & Music | Community Video | Computers & Technology | Cultural & Academic Films | Ephemeral Films | Movies | News & Public Affairs | Prelinger Archives | Spirituality & Religion | Sports Videos | Television | Videogame Videos | Vlogs | Youth Media
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

View movie

item imageitem imageitem imageitem image

View thumbnails
Run time: 8:53

Play / Download (help[help])

(39.6 M)Ogg Video
(52.8 M)h.264
(337.2 M)MPEG4


All Files: HTTPS

Resources

Bookmark

Thomas G. SmithFood From The Sun (1967)

something has gone horribly wrong 8-p
Prefer flash? · Embed · Questions/Feedback?

Essentially a film on photosynthesis, this film includes demonstrations and drawings to show how life on earth relies on the sun for energy. It describes the basic processes by which plants and animals obtain the sun's energy stored in food, and how this energy is converted into food. The avant-garde jazz music score is thought to be performed by the Art Ensemble of Chicago. About the music, director Tom Smith notes: "It was a group of perhaps five or six musicians led by a pianist. The pianist “prepared” the piano inserting things over the strings etc…(It was a good Steinway I rented for the occasion and bought to our small sound studio.) There was no written music. I projected the sequences where I wanted music and they improvised as it ran. I probably projected it four or five time and they dabbled with various approaches. Then we recorded it. We may have done a few takes before we were satisfied... so it was a fun evening of images and sounds."


This movie is part of the collection: Academic Film Archive of North America

Director: Thomas G. Smith
Producer: Thomas G. Smith
Production Company: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Sponsor: Tom Smith
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: food; Art Ensemble of Chicago; sun; animal


Individual Files

Movie Files MPEG4 h.264 Ogg Video
FoodFromTheSun.m4v 337.2 MB 
52.8 MB 
39.6 MB 
Image Files Animated GIF Thumbnail
FoodFromTheSun.m4v 276.0 KB 
5.8 KB 
Information FormatSize
FoodFromTheSun_files.xml Metadata [file] 
FoodFromTheSun_meta.xml Metadata 1.8 KB 

Be the first to write a review
Downloaded 779 times
Reviews